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Amazon Prime Makes Exclusive Multi-Year Deal to Stream HBO Classic Series

Amazon and Netflix are in an intense race for premium content. Now Amazon.com Inc. has nabbed HBO. People have speculated about when and how HBO would make its wealth of programming available to consumers on a wider basis separate from its bundled arrangement with the cable companies.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 23, 2014 1:10 PM
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WATCH: The 'True Detective' Parody to End All 'True Detective' Parodies

"Time is a flat juice box" in these hilarious video parodies of both "True Detective" and those inescapable "It's Not Complicated" commercials from AT&T, starring comedian Ross Marquand in the role of Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 14, 2014 11:44 AM
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is Nude and Proud on the Cover of Rolling Stone

Wowza. Four-time Emmy winner and 53-year-old "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus sure looks good on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone issue -- and she's naked!
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 9, 2014 12:44 PM
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'Game of Thrones' Renewed for Fifth and Sixth Seasons UPDATED

UPDATE: "Game of Thrones" is a major ratings coup for HBO (see Season Four premiere numbers below). So it's a no-brainer that the premium cabler would renew the series for a fifth and sixth season, which it announced today.
  • By David Chute
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  • April 8, 2014 2:19 PM
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WATCH the HBO Series Premiere of Mike Judge's 'Silicon Valley' Now

Twas a big a night for HBO. On Sunday, Season Four of "Game of Thrones" kicked off, allegedly crashing streaming service HBO Go, "Veep" returned in the form of Season Three and Mike Judge's tech comedy "Silicon Valley" series-premiered. Watch the episode here now, for free.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 7, 2014 12:54 PM
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'Veep' Season 3 Review: Selena Meyer Is Back and More Politically Incorrect Than Ever

America needs Vice President Selena Meyer. As played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, she's the flustered, flitting quipper-snapper of the West Wing, and the acridly hilarious center of HBO's "Veep," back on HBO April 6. And while she sincerely believes that the political universe revolves around her and only her, Selena is wisely attuned to the ridiculousness of it all.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 3, 2014 3:54 PM
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HBO Films Acquires Post-9/11 Terrorism Doc 'The Newburgh Sting'

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  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 3, 2014 11:37 AM
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'Breaking Bad,' 'Scandal,' 'The Story of Film' Among This Year's Peabody Award Winners

This year's Peabody Award winners are a zeitgeisty mix of new television classics, from "Breaking Bad" to "House of Cards" and "Scandal," and underdogs like FX's "The Bridge."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 2, 2014 2:14 PM
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What Critics Are Saying About the Season Four Premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' (TRAILER)

First reviews for the season four premiere of HBO's sword-and-sandals epic "Game of Thrones" are in. The episode, fitfully titled "Two Swords," debuts on HBO April 6.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 2:07 PM
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Get Ready for HBO’s Tech Comedy ‘Silicon Valley’ -- It's One of the Best New Series of 2014

The characters in Mike Judge’s new HBO comedy “Silicon Valley” may have little idea how to get their tech startup off the ground and running, but they certainly have what it takes to be at the center of a smart, laugh-out-loud series that could emerge as one of the strongest shows of 2014.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2014 2:27 PM
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